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Eurozone

The name given to the 16 EU countries who have adopted the Euro as their sole currency. The European Central Bank is responsible for the monetary policy of the Eurozone.

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# eurozone - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From Business ETC “Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote Voting Rights

“Second class Euro membership”: Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# eurozone - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# eurozone - Friday 25 July, 2014

# eurozone - Friday 11 July, 2014

From Business ETC If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5? Countdown

# eurozone - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From Business ETC An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe EU Tell Me

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe

Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.

# eurozone - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From Business ETC ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation Uncharted Territory

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation

The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.

# eurozone - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Business ETC ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent Inflation Stations

ECB action could be ‘too little, too late’ as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# eurozone - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes – this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life

“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”

# eurozone - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From Business ETC Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month Super Mario

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.

# eurozone - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# eurozone - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’

Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# eurozone - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC No interest rate break for tracker holders Tracker Bar

No interest rate break for tracker holders

ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.

# eurozone - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot

The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.

# eurozone - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a ‘reforming’ leader in Brussels?

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# eurozone - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From Business ETC Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about? Mo Money Mo Rights

Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about?

Have you your IBAN ready?

# eurozone - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From Business ETC Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts Debt Ratio

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts

Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.

# eurozone - Friday 17 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

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Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# eurozone - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: New Year’s Day

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know on the first day of 2014.

And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today

There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.

# eurozone - Friday 27 December, 2013

Taoiseach admits his own deadline on bank debt deal will be missed

Enda Kenny’s comments came prior to those of the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso last week where he appeared to rule out any retrospective bank deal.

# eurozone - Friday 20 December, 2013

‘Ireland wasn’t a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland’s banks’- Barroso

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# eurozone - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From Business ETC The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014 Bailout Exit

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# eurozone - Friday 13 December, 2013

From Business ETC Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office Jobs

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.

# eurozone - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are ‘losing patience’ with Greece

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# eurozone - Thursday 14 November, 2013

“We fully support Ireland’s decision” – EU finance ministers

After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

From Business ETC Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks Eurogroup

Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks

Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.

# eurozone - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed. Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# eurozone - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

# eurozone - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes Column

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

# eurozone - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration

Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.

# eurozone - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved

The new set of banking rules “will restore fair lending conditions across the EU,” said Barroso.

# eurozone - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From Business ETC Slight rise in EU unemployment rate Jobless Numbers

Slight rise in EU unemployment rate

The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.

# eurozone - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi’s ministers resign

The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.

# eurozone - Friday 27 September, 2013

From Business ETC ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs “either difficult or impossible” Bailout Fund

ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs “either difficult or impossible”

The Government had been hoping to unload the debt from the two bailed-out banks.

# eurozone - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From Business ETC Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe? Opinion

Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe?

David Moloney breaks down the results of the 2013 German federal election, focusing on what kind of impact it will have on the wider eurozone economy – and, specifically, on Ireland’s corporation tax.

# eurozone - Monday 23 September, 2013

From Business ETC ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low Eurozone

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low

Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I’m grateful to Enda Kenny

Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.

# eurozone - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’

New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.

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